Earthquake Shakes Acapulco and Mexico's Pacific Coast

A magnitude-5.8 quake shook Acapulco sending people fleeing into the streets on Wednesday. 

The magnitude-5.8 quake occurred at 8:24 a.m. local time (1324 GMT) and was centered about 85 miles east of Acapulco on Mexico's Pacific coast, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on its website.

The quake occurred at a depth of nearly six miles.

"We're surveying the areas where we know there are adobe houses that could collapse but so far we haven't received any reports of damages," said Roel Ayala, a civil protection spokesman for Guerrero state, where Acapulco is located.

The quake also swayed buildings in Mexico City, prompting some to evacuate.

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Police surveying the city by helicopter and land found no damages or injuries, said Mexico City Public Safety Department Secretary Elias Miguel Moreno.

This article is based on Associated Press reporting. 

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